Dark Web

Scientists find darknet drug markets have little influence on global trafficking

The darknet, cyberspace’s filthy flea-market for forbidden goods, isn’t the global drug network it’s been made out to be. According to Oxford’s new darknet drug map it’s more like your local pusher’s Etsy page than Amazon’s marketplace.<p>The researchers used darknet web crawlers to scrape the …

Darknet

Ontario man peddled billions of pieces of personal data: RCMP

An Ontario man faces several criminal charges for allegedly peddling information from an online database containing 1.5 billion usernames and passwords.<p>The arrest announced Monday by the RCMP provides a glimpse into the murky layers of the so-called dark web – the shadowy, underground corners of …

Security

How to Avoid Malicious Websites on the Dark Web

A malicious website is a system that tries to install malware in an attempt to disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer. It also tends …

Information Security

A New Map of the “Darknet” Suggests Your Local Drug Pusher Now Works Online - MIT Technology Review

In October 2013, the FBI shut down the Silk Road, a website on the so-called darknet that had become notorious for selling illegal drugs and other …

Technology

French told not to say 'smartphone' in ongoing battle against English

The guardians of the French language have had their say once again.<p>Their battle against the influx of English words, especially in the realm of …

France

Jason's Deli: Possible breach puts customer info for sale on 'dark web'

NORFOLK, Va. -- Jason's Deli said investigators are trying to determine if someone breached the restaurant chain's electronic payment systems, then …

Security

Twitter Allowed Phishing Scam to Buy Promoted Post

Okay Twitter, it's time to clean up your act—literally. The social media platform continues to promote tweets that are actually fake news. <i>The Daily</i> …

Offbeat News

London - A City Where Cocaine Is Delivered Faster Than Pizza

Things To Do<p>Dominos needs to up its game...<p>Things move fast in London. Go figure, it’s the third largest city in the world and is home to around 8 …

London

Agents Try 72 Times to Buy Guns Illegally Online — Result Will Only Shock Gun Control Advocates

<i>Mark Ralston/Getty Images</i><p>The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently set out on a quest to “illegally” purchase firearms on the “surface web” …

Conservative View

Warning that age-checks on porn sites risks pushing children to dark web

Children could be pushed towards extreme pornography and criminal gangs by age-checks on adult websites, an impact assessment into Government plans has revealed.<p>From May people visiting explicit sites will have to prove they are 18 by completing age verification checks in a bid to protect children …

Security

Warning: Lethal dark web cocaine hits UK streets

UK cocaine has got a lot stronger in recent years.<p>Dark web dealers are supplying ever stronger product.<p>Cocaine-related deaths are at an all-time high.<p>…

Bitcoin is too hot for criminals. They're using monero instead

Bitcoin is becoming too hot for criminals so they're switching to more obscure cryptocurrencies such as monero, according to European law enforcement officials.<p>Just as bitcoin has skyrocketed in value and popularity, so has the attention given to the digital currency by law enforcement agencies, …

Cryptocurrency

GAO bought guns on the dark web just to see how easy it is

Most Government Accountability Office reports present a wealth of information, but relatively few involve undercover agents and semiautomatic …

Guns

10 Things Every Marketer Should Know About the Dark Web

The dark web is a hidden corner of the internet offering maximum privacy to consumers from the prying eyes of governments and Internet Service …

Marketing

Is 'Web Cam Girls' Based On A True Story? Lifetime Highlights A Terrifying Concept

It might be a little jarring after an entire month of sappy holiday movies on cable to sit down and watch the latest Lifetime movie <i>Web Cam Girls.</i> …

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The Growing Force That Will Soon Reshape The Entire Internet

The “dark web” has a sinister, even foreboding, reputation for good reason. People go to the dark web to anonymously buy illegal narcotics, even to see child pornography. Terrorists use the dark web to hide and organize. There are libraries of pirated books and music on the dark web. If the …

Opinion

Hackers don't care who you are — but they will sell your identity on the Dark Web

If there’s one thing you need to know about the criminal economy, it’s this: no one is coming after you in particular. No one is trying to steal <i>your</i> identity.<p>It’s easy to frame identity theft as a personal experience because identity theft has clear personal consequences and a tangible personal …

Identity Theft

Darknet Chronicles Pt 3: Forums & Sabotage

You’ve seen a lot of posts about the forums but may be wondering how exactly they work? Today we’re going to explore the popular one, Reddit, as a …

Darknet

How Darknet Sellers Build Trust - Issue 55: Trust

Trust used to be a very personal thing: You went on the recommendations of your friends or friends of friends. By finding ways to extend that circle …

Darknet

Massive Database of 1.4 Billion Credentials Found on Dark Web

Researchers were extremely shocked when they recently found a massive repository of stolen credentials on the dark web.<p>The dark web has become a …

Security

Darknet Chronicles Pt 2: How Insiders Use the Darknet

Photo Credit: IT Security CentralIn our last article, we covered the clearnet and the darknet, today we will be discussing how insiders connected to …

Security

Exploring the dark net

The dark net is that part of the internet that is hidden from the usual browsers that we use. To get to it, one can use what is called the TOR …

Darknet

Grams, The Google Of The Dark Web Has Shuttered Operations

In 2014, a plucky upstart search engine called Grams launched on the dark web. With a clean interface and a logo in primary colors, it was clearly a tribute to Google’s homepage; with distinctly more adult-focused results. Its goal was to index the dark corners of the web and provide a searchable …

Darknet

Career criminal tried to buy hand grenades on the dark web with bitcoin

Paul Stellato, 46, used the name 'cocaineking247' on the dark web, the NCA said.<p>A 46-year-old "career criminal" has been convicted after trying to …

UK Home Office

Popular Darknet Markets Back Online After DDoS Attacks

For a period of about a month, darknet markets have experienced <b>a significant shutdown</b> following a string of DDoS attacks.<p>This has subsequently raised …

Bitcoin

SIXGILL: Dark Web Intelligence with Sharp Teeth

“Sixgill” refers to the breathing apparatus of a shark. Deep. Silent. Stealthy. SIXGILL offers software and services which function like “your eyes …

Security

HACKER WARNING: Over a BILLION login and password details listed on the Dark Web

GETTYOver a billion login, password and e-mail details listed on the Dark Web<p>Login details, including username, password and e-mail credentials for …

Security

Europol Reviews Darknet Threats in Latest Study

In a jointly published report, Europol and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction presented information on darknet markets …

Darknet

Dark Web Threats Targeting Casino Resorts

Over the years, cybersecurity-related crimes have been closely associated with typical online operations. Nonetheless, as a recent report suggests, …

Security

New Dark Web database with 1.4 billion leaked clear text passwords is a treasure trove for hackers

Researchers said this new database makes nefarious actors find passwords faster and easier "than ever before".<p>Security researchers have discovered a …

Security